A Curious Disappearance

Leiden Creative Editorial

 

Leiden Creative Editorial

 

 

Leiden Creative Editorial

 

Leiden Creative Editorial

 

 

Leiden Creative Editorial

 

Leiden Creative Editorial

 

 

Leiden Creative Editorial

 

Leiden Creative Editorial

 

 

Credits

Everything: Emma Batchelor / Instagram @emma.leiden

Note: I have a tendency to over intellectualise things, and as is my custom I over-thought this photographic exploration. I wanted to play, once again, with pushing the boundaries of fashion imagery. In Old Bags I was concerned with contrast, particularly the disconnection between facial expression and body positioning and also between figures in space. In ‘A Curious Disappearance‘ I was interested in the idea of clothes being able to tell a narrative when not on a body. In the first two sets, when not associated with a body, clothes appear as folded pieces of fabric. However, in the second two sets, depending on how they are positioned, their empty forms suggest something sinister. I was also interested in playing with the photographic medium and how it influences the interpretation of the narrative.

Emma Batchelor

Emma Batchelor

As well as a near obsessive interest in fashion, Emma is a former scientist, occasional contemporary dancer, avid reader and self-confessed cat lady (she has three). Emma lived in Leiden in the Netherlands as a baby and Leiden ought to have been her middle name had her mother thought of it at the time and not chosen Louise instead.

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